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Stitch Variations and Mutations in a completely revised and updated 2013 version.
This is a loose leaf book. I wanted to punch holes and put it in a 3 ring binder but Ann Strite-Kurz did not think that was a good idea. My solution is to put the pages in a pressure binding notebook. This was they can be used one page at a time or as a notebook.
Or you can punch the holes yourself and mount them in a 3 ring notebook.
This book is not for the beginning or novice stitcher. It is intended for an intermediate (or better) skilled stitcher who wants to add originality to their stitches.
To quote Ann: "The text provides an extensive menu of ways to vary stitches along with many charted examples that illustrate the step-by-step process. By applying the simple manipulations discussed to familiar traditional stitches, one can create useful new stitches as well as innovative patterns".
Stitch Variations and Mutations includes a checklist of 50 ways to create variations or to make original combination (composite) patterns. There are many charted examples in each of the categories.
This is an impressive book.
First self-published by Ann Strite-Kurz in 1997, this is the 2103 expanded revision. Each page is printed on only one side, leaving you plenty of room for notes or sketches.
I have absolutely no idea why but the pages begin on page 39 and run to page 74. The binding color will be a random (but good, of course) color, I bought a selection of them.